On This Day in History for October 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 115 of 115

  • 1989 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • 1989 Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime
  • 1989 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
  • 1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1992 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities
  • 1992 Start of Zimbabwe's 1st Test match, v India at Harare
  • 1993 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • 2001 Crude Oil for November delivery falls to its lowest level since August 1999 on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
  • 2003 Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo S├ínchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 2011 Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas
  • 2012 Syrian military airstrikes kill 40 people in Maaret al-Numan
  • 2012 Google stock trading suspended after premature release of a quarterly report indicating a 20% drop in profits and a 9% fall in share price
  • 2013 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria
  • 2016 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attemps to influence US election

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 103 of 103

  • 1971 Karen J McNenny, Missoula Montana, Miss Montana-America (1991)
  • 1972 James Stream Thurmond Jr, son of US senator Strom Thurmond
  • 1984 Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier

Weddings in History

Deaths in History